by Matt Keating

There’s no time like the present to start planning your outdoor entertainment area. There may be snow on the ground now, but spring and warm weather are just around the corner. If you’ve been thinking about adding to or improving your outdoor entertaining area, now is the perfect time to start planning.

In fact, according to a recent study by the American Home Furnishings Alliance, more than 70 percent of U.S. households have outdoor living spaces and about 71 percent of those consumers would like to enhance these spaces.

Locally owned and operated, Digital Sight & Sound, uses a hands-on approach to evaluate your space and layout to create your ideal backyard haven for entertaining. Here are two options to consider.

Add an Outdoor Television

Ray Rice, owner of Digital Sight & Sound, says adding a television in an outdoor entertainment area is a great way to gather with friends or family – and in a world of quarantine and social distancing, it may be the only way to safely watch TV together.

“With all of the available options, why not have more outdoor family movie nights or catch a football game with friends while keeping an eye on the grill?” Rice asked. “An outdoor television can add another dimension to your living space and there are plenty of durable options designed and built to be used outside.”

Upgrade your Soundsystem

Whether on your patio, out by your pool, or covering your entire backyard, having the ultimate outdoor audio setup takes a lot of planning. Rice noted that it is important that every single speaker, and where it will be placed, is taken into account.

“With outdoor audio, you have to consider noise from traffic, lawn mowers, and loud neighbors, but you also want to be considerate of those neighbors,” Rice says. “We will help you select an immersive, customized sound system that blends into your landscaping and we’ll make sure you’re comfortable operating it.”

The team from Digital Sight & Sound will ensure that your system performs smoothly and consistently.

To learn more about Digital Sight & Sound or to schedule an in-home consultation, visit the showroom at Hub & Spoke or reach out at